Benefits of a UCPAA Certification

Why You Should Always Choose a UCPAA Certified Accounting Firm

The decision to hire a CPA firm is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. Although many people try their best to perform their own due diligence through research online, many are left making a choice out of fatigue or frustration, rather than certainty. The UCPAA is committed to providing consumers with relevant and current information on local accounting firms across the USA. We provide free access to multiple data points, saving you time and helping you to make a better, faster, and more informed decision.

The many reasons to need a certified accountant

There are many reasons why people seek the assistance of a CPA, bookkeeper or tax consultant. Some find that their taxes have become too complex to manage on their own. Others are intimidated by the complexity of ever-changing tax laws. Many people believe that they are paying too much in taxes, or are not able to take full advantage of the available tax-savings opportunities.

Choosing the wrong accountant can have lasting negative impacts on your personal and business finances such as:

  • You could end up being audited by the IRS.
  • It could negatively affect your retirement.
  • You could be subjected to penalties for late or inaccurate filings.
  • Your tax payments could be stolen.
  • Your wages could end up becoming garnished.
  • Your ability to get a quality job could be affected.
  • Your credit score can be negatively impacted.
  • You could be liable to employees for failing to report taxes properly.

Reasons to hire UCPAA Certified tax professionals

Choosing a UCPAA certified accounting professional is a smart decision for many reasons. Much of the due diligence has already been done on your behalf, through our myriad of quality control points. We have done the research for you and can provide you with the ability to make an educated decision, without having to spend hours researching each potential firm.

Below are a few reasons why you should always choose a UCPAA certified firm over the others:

  • Proven and current license
  • Legally registered business
  • Consistent positive ratings across all relevant media platforms
  • Fast responses to negative reviews
  • Accountability for social channels such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, and others
  • Verified reliable hours of operation
  • Active and verified points of contact such as physical address, email, phone number
  • Commitment to uphold the highest values and standards of the UCPAA including professionalism, service, support, continued education and ethics

Being recognized as a UCPAA certified accounting professional is an exclusive privilege that is sought out and highly regarded by the accounting industry. Any consumer complaint can be escalated directly to the UCPAA if the matter is not easily resolved with the certified firm. If any firm is found to be in contempt with the UCPAA for failing to adhere to our high standards, this may result in the firm losing its certification. A firm’s motivation to remain in good standing with the UCPAA provides a significant advantage to the consumer.